So I finally pulled the plug and called V1 for a refurbished unit.
They said they did not have any and took my information (cc #).
"We'll call you when we get some"
In 3 days I was surprised to find a package.
it was my V1.
No idea if this was a refurbished unit or a new one.
Anyway, I just did the hard wire install. Thanks to all that contributed to this
What was hard was to find clean instructions on how to do it.
The DIY section has 2 DIY for V1. One for tapping to the dome light
and the other that seems to tap to wires under the shifter.
This DIY is not there!
How to get to the fuses was another issue.
The instructions on page 1 do not tell you how to get to the fuse box.
I had to read each post until page 4 to find out how to get to it.
For future installs by others, I suggest Josh or someone else to clean up the instructions into a new thread and ask Jason to add them to the DIY list.
My next nuisance was that I bought the wrong fuse tap.
I did not get the mini. I went to Auto zone and found the 2.
I had one on each hand and my choices were:
1) get mini
2) get regular
3) get both
I picked #2 thinking German car. Big German hands built this car, big fuses.
Well I was wrong and that cost me a trip back to Auto zone.
I did the hiding of the wire Josh style not Ettil style.
From there on, all was easy easy.